Redistricting Litigation Update - Podcast
Civil Rights Practice Group Podcast
April 2, 2012Justin Levitt, Ilya Shapiro, Dean A. Reuter
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Redistricting Litigation Update - MP3
Running Time: 00:59:22
The decennial census has again produced the decennial redistricting litigation -- not least in Texas, whose attempts to draw districts for the 2012 elections have engulfed two three-judge district courts, the Department of Justice, and the Supreme Court. The Texas litigation has been complicated by what some see as the conflicting demands of Sections 2 and 5 of the Voting Rights Act and the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments to the Constitution. In Perry v. Perez, the Supreme Court vacated the interim maps a lower court drew and gave that court instructions on how navigate the legal tangle. That may have expedited the resolution of Texas's election conundrum but by no means resolved the broader issues involved. Join us for a Federalist Society Teleforum on Perry v. Perez, the Voting Rights Act, and other developments in election regulation.
- Prof. Justin Levitt, Loyola Law School Los Angeles
- Mr. Ilya Shapiro, Senior Fellow in Constitutional Studies and Editor-in-Chief of the Cato Supreme Court Review
- Moderator: Mr. Dean Reuter, Vice President & Director of Practice Groups, The Federalist Society